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  1. 1. Â 1 ARROW • week of Oct. 3 - 16, 2012 MEG HERNDON MEMORIAL + PAGES 6 AND 7 Parkour and Free-Running Club ONLINE: RECREATION ENHANCEMENT ​ + PAGE 3 CLUB + SOUTHEASTARROW.COM SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY BRIEFS STUDENT PUBLICATION October 3 - 16, 2012 Lecture Student run since 1911 Crader Lecture features Dr. Daniel DreisbachSorority helps fight domestic violence A crowd of more than 500 people attended the Rhodes Scholar lecture “Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separa- tion,” Tuesday at Rose Theater.BRITTANY TEDDER Women. emotionally dependent on another Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, professor at American UniversityARROW STAFF WRITER “We will probably do that again this person is considered abuse,” Riddle in Washington, D.C., and author of “The Bible’s Influence year because it was such a good said. Upon the Founding Fathers,” discussed what ThomasOne in four women will experience turnout,” Henschel said. Riddle said domestic violence is a Jefferson meant about keeping church and state separate.domestic violence in her lifetime, Henschel said she interned at the societal issue and that communities Read the full story at to the Centers for Disease Safe House for Women last spring. She need to get together to stop the abuseControl and Prevention. wanted to take the internship because and reinforce ideas from a young age Election October is Domestic Violence of Alpha Chi’s connection with the that abusive behavior is not toleratedAwareness Month, and Alpha Chi shelter, but she never imagined what and is not normal. Voter registration deadline forOmega, a sorority at Southeast the women at the shelter had gone “We’re here for help as far as November election coming upMissouri State University, will organize through. prevention,” Riddle said. “The behaviorevents and raise funds to combat “It just opened my eyes up to what begins early as sixth grade, so my job is Southeast Missouri State University students still havedomestic violence. some people had to witness in their to go to the high schools and junior options if they are interested in voting in the November Southeast senior Abby Henschel, a lives,” Henschel said. “I realized how highs around here and talk to students 2012 election. The deadline for registering to vote is 5 p.m.member of Alpha Chi Omega, said strong these women are, and when about healthy relationships.” on Oct. 10.stopping domestic violence is the they come to the shelter they literally Riddle said gender stereotypes play Olivia Plumlee, event coordinator for Southeast’s Collegesorority’s philanthropy, and it holds an have nothing. They just grow within a role in domestic violence. Men are Republicans, said students can register at the public libraryevent in the spring. that house each day.” supposed to be masculine, and women on Clark Street or any federal building in Cape Girardeau. If “All the fraternities participate in The Safe House for Women was are supposed to be submissive and a student is not a Cape Girardeau resident, they need toour Frisbee sling, which is like ultimate founded in 1991 and is a not-for-profit quiet. register in their hometowns and apply for an absenteeFrisbee where they compete with each domestic violence shelter. Kyle Riddle, “One in nine men experience ballot. All of this can be done through the mail.other,” Henschel said. “We have T-shirts an educator at the Safe House, said it domestic violence, and people don’t Read the full story at, and it’s a way for the community began as a domestic violence shelter often think of men as victims,” Riddleto come and participate as well.” for women and their children to give said. “Men don’t like to report that Accident Henschel said members of Alpha them a safe place to stay. The Safe they’re being abused because theyChi have an item drive at least two House expanded to include its think they’re supposed to be macho or No serious injuries in scootertimes a semester to support the Safe outreach office and counseling they’re afraid people will think they’re accident near campusHouse for Women. The Safe House for services. weak.”Women’s office is located at N. Spring “We provide court advocacies [for] The Safe House holds some events A scooter collided with a vehicle at the intersection ofStreet in Cape Girardeau. people who need legal help, education at the shelter. One event is a balloon Bellevue Street and Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau at “We bring at least two to three items and counseling,” Riddle said. “We also release where the staff and clients approximately 3 p.m. Sept. our chapter,” Henschel said. “All the have our thrift store, which consists of gather around the shelter and release A Honda Pilot was eastbound on Bellevue Street.donations are usually hygiene clothing donations and some applian- purple balloons. The scooter was northbound on Sprigg Street. The driver ofproducts, paper products and laundry ces, where the women at the Safe “We also have a big banquet at the the scooter did not suffer any life-threatening injuries anddetergent.” House can shop at their convenience.” shelter where all of our clients, staff and was transported by private vehicle to St. Francis Hospital, For Domestic Violence Awareness According to Riddle, domestic volunteers cook something and bring according to traffic officer David Valentine of the CapeMonth, Alpha Chi organizes an event violence begins at a young age. Abusers it,” Riddle said. Girardeau Police Department.called “Brewing Awareness,” where it can become emotionally or verbally According to Henschel, domestic Read the full story at a coffee house, and a couple of abusive as early as fifth and sixth grade. violence is more common thanbands play throughout the night. Physical abuse is the most obvious anybody could imagine, and it is a topic PRSSA “It’s like a relaxing night for the form of domestic violence, Riddle said. that nobody wants to talk about.outside community to help give However, emotional abuse is also a “I think Alpha Chi does a good job PRSSA students will attendmoney,” Henschel said. “This year, it form of domestic violence that people with bringing awareness on the subject conference in San Franciscowill probably be at Cup ‘N’ Cork.” may not be aware of. instead of just hiding it underneath the Last year Alpha Chi sold wristbands “Any kind of pattern of behavior mat,” Henschel said. “Even girls I would Southeast Missouri State University’s chapter of the Publicthat read, “Don’t Touch This.” The that’s designed to break down never imagine were telling their stories. Relations Student Society of America will send 17 memberswristbands were $1 each, and all the someone’s self-esteem to try and keep I think it’s important to start becoming to the PRSSA National Conference 2012. The conferenceproceeds went to the Safe House for someone trapped in a relationship or more aware of it.” will be from Oct. 11-16 in San Francisco. A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741